Fiat India limited launched the latest entrant in the
diesel ''C'' segment, Fiat Petra EL and ELX, powered with
a 1910 cc engine, in the Kerala market. Speaking at the
function, Ravi Bharadwaj, director commercial, Fiat India,
said the Indian automobile industry, specially the diesel
segment, has seen significant growth in recent times.
has always been the pioneer in diesel technology and this
1910 cc powerhouse has been selected based on its engineering
suitability for the Indian market, he said.
adds, "It is among the most modern in direct injection,
naturally aspirated diesel engines in the world."
Petra diesel was designed to provide a much higher fuel
economy and driving pleasure with all safety features,
he said. The Petra diesel would be available to the customers
here in various colours including silver frost, thunder
black, glacier white and hazel grey, he said. Petra powered
by the 1.9 litre engine with modern electronically controlled
injection system is priced at Rs 5.69 lakh (Petra Diesel
EL) and Rs 6.05 lakh (Petra Diesel ELX) in Kochi, he said.
16-bit electronically controlled unit (ECU) enhances fuel
efficiency by monitoring all vital engine operations like
engine speed and calculates the exact amount of fuel and
precise timing for it to be injected, Bharadwaj said.